"Potentially inappropriate medications" can send older adults who've just left the hospital back to the ER. Changes to prescribing may fix the issue.
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New research on ICU beds in hospitals reveals how starkly a person's ZIP code affects access to COVID-19 care.
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Is telehealth as good as in-person care? A telehealth researcher explains how to get the most out of remote health care
Telehealth has seen massive increases in use since the pandemic started. When done right, remote health care can be just as effective as in-person medicine.
July 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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There's more to the numbers than what you see on TV.
July 21, 2020 • ~6 min
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With news that the US bought almost the entire global supply of remdesivir, new research shows the drug saves more lives in places with overwhelmed ICUs.
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A bioethicist argues that the problem of health disparities existed long before COVID-19 struck with a vengeance in marginalized communities.
July 8, 2020 • ~8 min
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There are big gaps between urban and rural care for strokes in the US, new research shows. In remote areas, death rates are 21% higher than in cities.
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How doctors' fears of getting COVID-19 can mean losing the healing power of touch: One physician's story
A give-and-take between patient and provider is essential to patient care. As the COVID-19 pandemic ushers in a new era of medicine, one doctor wonders if this connection will be lost.
June 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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While many insurers have waived fees for COVID-19 care, many Americans have plans that don't have to. That could mean huge hospital bills.
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